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Mongolian Beef Pasta

Mongolian Beef Pasta

Create a quick stir-fry with spaghetti, marinated steak and a sweet and savory sauce.
(Recipe Courtesy: Marc Matsumoto from the Fresh Tastes Blog)


Yield: 2 servings


  • 7 ounces (200 grams) beef, sliced into strips
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili paste (such as doubanjiang or sambal oelek)
  • 6.3 ounces (180 grams) pasta such as spaghetti or linguine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced (7 grams)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced (60 grams)
  • 5 scallions, sliced (60 grams)


  1. Put the beef in a bowl along with the soy sauce and sugar, mix to combine and then allow the beef to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. For the sauce, put the hoisin sauce, water and chili paste into a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, and boil the pasta for one minute less than what the package directions say. For example, if the package says to boil it for nine minutes, add the pasta and set the timer for eight.
  4. When the pasta is five minutes away from being done, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat until hot. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  5. Add the beef and spread it out into a single layer, and let this fry on one side until the edges start to turn brown. Add the bell peppers and then stir-fry until the beef is cooked.
  6. When the pasta is done, drain it.
  7. Add the scallions in with the beef, and then add the noodles. Pour the sauce over the noodles and use tongs to mix until the sauce is evenly dispersed and the scallions are cooked.
  8. Plate and serve immediately.
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